I am making cupcakes and want to stick a rainbow (standing up) into bettercream. Would I have a better chance at them holding up if I dipped the bottoms into candy coating first? What do you think?
I think that would be a good idea. I have stuck gumpaste items onto buttercream before but I made sure I did it as close as possible to the event as I could. I would imagine standing up rainbows would soften pretty quick though.
I once put some gumpaste goal posts into football cupcakes. Overnight, the goal posts bent over. I think the candy coating is a good idea.
Thanks for your replies. I didn't know if the oil in the candy coating would also make the gumpaste too soft. I'm going to try it. Thanks again!
Maybe it depends on the gumpaste. I use Nick Lodge's recipe, and I've put dried bow loops on a buttercream cake, piped a rose on the top, and put the whole thing in the fridge for a couple of days, without the loops softening at all.
I used Wilton premade gumpaste. Perhaps I hadn't let them dry long enough. I think it was a couple of days.